26.03.2015   /   by natalie   /  

Experiencing The #GrootbosMagic

Experiencing The #GrootbosMagic

If you read this site regularly, you’ll now that it’s been offline quite a bit recently. I moved servers and platforms and all kinds of unexpected glitches came up which have been giving me lots of headaches. But I’m back now and hopefully you’ll be able to access TOAM all day every day for the […]

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16.03.2015   /   by natalie   /  

Being a grown up: Paying for proper insurance

Being a grown up: Paying for proper insurance

The are so many wonderful perks that come with being an adult. Driving, for example. And the option to follow your dreams and find a job that actually brings you fulfilment. Also, being able to fill your eyebrows in without getting detention. Falling in love and staying in love. Staying up late (even if you do go […]

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13.03.2015   /   by natalie   /  

Romance #madeeasy with kulula

Romance #madeeasy with kulula

Earlier this month I was strapped into my airplane seat on flight MN701, about to take off. I was Durban bound with kulula. Keenan and I had been invited to experience kulula’s awesome Romance #madeeasy package, which includes flights to Durban, two nights accommodation at Zimbali Lodge and car hire. Keenan had to work on Friday, so his […]

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23.02.2015   /   by natalie   /  

My Favourite Looks from the 2015 Oscars

My Favourite Looks from the 2015 Oscars

As I mentioned previously in this post, I’m a big fan of Awards Season Red Carpets. Mostly I scroll through the post-show red carpet gallery shaking my head thinking”if this is fashion I’m tapping out’, but every now and then I spot a look that gets my heart rate up. Hare are my favourite looks […]

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20.02.2015   /   by natalie   /   , ,

15 Reasons Why You Will Hate Cape Town

15 Reasons Why You Will Hate Cape Town

Did you see this post listing the 25 reasons why you should never visit Greece? As someone who recently visited Greece myself, I can attest to the fact that everything in that article is 100% true. There are hundreds more reasons not to visit Greece – in fact, too many to mention! Now I feel like […]

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20.02.2015   /   by natalie   /   ,

A Night At Laborie

A Night At Laborie

I could talk your ears right off your head about the beauty, quality and experience of the Western Cape Winelands. Stellenbosch, Franschhoek, Robertson, Elgin, Hemel-en-Aarde Valley…there are so many wine farms, restaurants and tasting rooms to experience that I’ve spent the last four years working my way through them. You know, for science. Each wine […]

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19.02.2015   /   by natalie   /   ,

10 Tips for making a holiday video that people actually want to watch

10 Tips for making a holiday video that people actually want to watch

Remember when your family members would return from a week in Mauritius or a ski trip to Switzerland and force you to watch hours of shaky, boring footage of their holiday? Terrible shots of your cousins hiding their faces, your aunt covering the lens with her hand and about 120 minutes of boring shots panning […]

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19.02.2015   /   by natalie   /  

Finding the best steak in Cape Town

Finding the best steak in Cape Town

A couple of weeks ago, I asked the great people of Twitter: Tell me people of Cape Town, where do you go for the perfect steak? — Natalie Roos (@NatalieRoos) February 5, 2015 I received loads of replies, and I realised that steak is one of those things people feel really strongly about. Especially South […]

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18.02.2015   /   by natalie   /   ,

Picnic on the Werf at Spier

Picnic on the Werf at Spier

Every time I visit Spier I’m reminded what a well-oiled machine the farm is. I mean, they have great wine, amazing tasting rooms, a hotel, various restaurants, lots of activities and a seemingly endless calendar of events. So it’s easy to overlook the fact that they work super hard at being sustainable, looking after their environment and […]

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11.02.2015   /   by natalie   /  

Valentine’s Day #madeeasy

Valentine’s Day #madeeasy

I’ve never understood people who are violently opposed to Valentine’s Day. I mean, yes it’s a commercial holiday and yes you are supposed to show your partner how much you love them every day, but do you really mind spending a bit of extra cash specifically on this day to show the person you love […]

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